Developed around 1976 by George Oberle at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia. It is a cross of Newtown Pippin and Golden Delicious, with a flavor characteristic of Newtown Pippin. It reaches its peak flavor after storage for several months. The smooth, clear skin is bright yellow with an attractive pink blush. The clean, white flesh is crisp and juicy with a pleasant, distinctive flavor. An outstanding dessert apple, but also well-suited for culinary uses. Ripens in early October and is a fine keeper.